Brian S. King

Brian S. King

Owner, Attorney
  • Brian S. King
  • 420 E. South Temple, Suite 420 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • 801-532-1739
Brian S. King has practiced law for over 20 years. Most of that time he has represented individuals and health care providers litigating against health, life and disability insurers and self-funded plans. This work usually involves the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"). He has lectured across the country and written frequently on the topic. Mr. King was invited to testify before the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. regarding proposed changes to ERISA's claims and appeals procedures. He has been lead counsel in dozens of trials and appeals involving health, life and disability claims. Mr. King has also been lead counsel for plaintiffs in over a dozen class actions, mostly involving ERISA cases. He has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, and in many Federal Circuit and District courts across the country. He is a past president of the Utah Association for Justice (formerly the Utah Trial Lawyers Association).  He also serves in the Utah state legislature as Representative of District 28 in the House of Representatives.


Juris Doctorate, University of Utah College of Law, 1985 Winner, Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition, 1984 B.S., Economics, University of Utah, 1982, magna cum laude

Professional Honors & Activities:

Utah Association for Justice (formerly the Utah Trial Lawyers Association) - 1990 to present; Board of Governors of UAJ President, 2007-2008; Co-Editor, Utah Trial Journal, quarterly publication of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-2003; Utah State Delegate, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2000-2009, American Inns of Court II (Sutherland), 2002 to present AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, 1999 to present

Presentations & Speeches:

"How ERISA Plan Administrators and Fiduciaries Make A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Life Easier" Utah State Bar Annual Meeting July 19, 2007 Sun Valley, Idaho "Health Claims--Helping Your Client By Assuring Medical Providers Are Paid and So Are You" Annual Convention of the American Association of Justice July 17, 2007 Chicago, Illinois “State Insurance Laws that Can Assist in Obtaining Payments for Medical Claims.” Lecture presented at National Legal Symposium sponsored by Patient Advocate Foundation and Loyola University School of Law Institute for Health Law. May 2 & 3, 2003 Chicago, Illinois ****** “Bad Faith and Punitive Damages: The Latest Developments and Their Implications.” Lecture presented at 6th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, sponsored by American Conference Institute. March 24 & 25, 2003 Boston, Massachusetts ****** “ERISA Update.” Lecture presented at Utah Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. September 13th, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah ****** “Recent Developments in ERISA and Subrogation–Is the Tide Changing?” Lecture presented at Seminar sponsored by The Utah Trial Lawyers Association & the Brain Injury Association of Utah. March 14 & 15, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah ****** “Avoiding Disasters: Liens, ERISA, Subrogation and Jury Issues.” Program Chair for Seminar sponsored by The Utah Trial Lawyers Association. January 25, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah ****** “ERISA & Medicaid/Medicare Subrogation Issues.” Lecture presented at Utah Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. September 15, 2000 Salt Lake City, Utah ****** "Strategies for Recovery of Denied Health Insurance Claims." Lecture presented at presented at conference sponsored by Utah Chapter of AAHAM. July 28, 2000 Daniels Summit, Utah ****** “ERISA Litigation In Utah." Lecture presented at seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services. February 24, 2000 Salt Lake City, Utah ****** “ERISA and Appealing Denied Claims.” Lecture presented at conference sponsored by Oregon Chapter of AAHAM. July 21 & 22, 1998 Newport, Oregon


“Will ERISA Subrogation Liens Survive Under Great West?" Utah Trial Journal Winter 2001-2002 ****** “Subrogation, Reimbursement & ERISA" Utah Trial Journal Fall 2000, Winter 2000-2001 issues ****** "Chinks in Arbitration's Armor" Utah Trial Journal Fall 1999

Bar Admissions:

Utah State Bar, member in good standing - 1985 to present

Court Admissions:

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Various federal district courts throughout the country

Community Activities:

Representative for District 28, Utah State House of Representatives, 2009 to present

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